L. M. Montgomery

(2198 words)
  • Jenny Litster (University of Edinburgh)

Lucy Maud Montgomery was born on 30 November 1874 in the village of Clifton (now New London), in Prince Edward Island, Canada's smallest province. The only child of Hugh John Montgomery and Clara Woolner Macneill, Maud Montgomery (as she was known) was born into two pioneer families: her paternal and maternal ancestors migrated from Kintyre, Scotland to the British colony in the 1770s and established large, prosperous clans on the Island's North Shore, active in agriculture, business and politics. Both families were immensely proud of their Scottish lineage and Island status, a trait L.M. Montgomery inherited and that was pivotal to her life and work. Her grandfather, Donald Montgomery, was a Canadian senator from 1874 to 1893; her …

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Litster, Jenny. "L. M. Montgomery". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 13 November 2002
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=3166, accessed 25 May 2015.]

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